Product Talk: Phenomé Cream & Face Mask

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We always scout for brands and products formulated with natural ingredients and we were absolutely delighted to have discovered Phenomé. This European brand has complete line of beauty, bath, sun and body products that are formulated with natural ingredients (most of which are certified organic) and plant waters devoid of any harsh detergents, chemical preservatives, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances or any other harsh, unsafe ingredients that can strip or dehydrate your delicate skin.

Aside from being organic, they also have a strong standing on being sustainable and eco-friendly. All their products have simple and clean packaging that uses recycled materials which can be further recycled and reused. They also strive to minimize their energy and water consumption during manufacturing, transportation and packaging. We love their stand on transparency where they claim “we have nothing to hide”. Each of Phenomé’s products include a detailed list of ingredients that can be easily understood by even a layman and also includes a transparency chart providing detailed information of the percentage break-up of natural ingredients, water component, minerals and non-natural ingredients used in the product. Now isn’t that amazing?

While most of Phenome’s products are vegan-friendly, some of them contain honey. So make sure to check the ingredients list before you buy.

Product 1 – Phenome Luscious Hydrating Cream

Once the weather starts cooling down, your normal beauty routine doesn’t suffice. If I use my regular moisturiser, my skin gets dry and flaky within an hour of application. The cold weather strips off moisture from the skin and demands something more rich and hydrating. So when I came across Phenomé’s Luscious Hydrating Cream I was absolutely thrilled as not only is this rich formula designed for even the most dry skin but it’s also made from a unique blend of natural, organic and vegan ingredients {you know we’re suckers for vegan and organic beauty products}. As with all Phenome’s products, this cream uses plant waters instead of plain water to provide the skin with essential vitamins and minerals and is without any nasties – lanolin, paraffin, parabens, synthetic colours and scent.

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Phenomé’s description of Luscious Hydrating Cream:

This unique formula is designed to meet the needs of dry and very dry skin. This luxuriously rich cream contains hyaluronic acid and vitamins. It forms a film on the surface of the skin that holds water providing immediate hydration of the skin and preventing water loss. The carefully selected extra-virgin organic vegetable oils are blended with plant water giving a nourishing emulsion which makes the skin smoother and more elastic. The selected natural plant extracts contained in the cream have a soothing effect, restore the skin’s balance and promote natural regeneration of the skin

What is it? A rich cream for dry and very dry skin

This cream has a smooth texture and rich consistency but without feeling heavy or any oil or greasy residue left behind. It has a light pleasant scent that smells unexpectedly like fresh sea (is it the citrus?) and rose. It is very nourishing and just one use a day suffices, thanks to all those extra virgin organic oils. For someone with a sensitive skin like me, I was happy that even after everyday use there were no breakouts or acnes which I usually get when I use creams with such rich formula. Overall I loved this cream and also the fact that a little goes a long way because you don’t need a lot of product to get the job done. Just scoop a little and you’re done for the day. Although for someone with a combination skin like me, as the weather changes I’ll have to switch to an oil-free formula as this might be a little too moisturizing for my skin during spring and summer {its all those nourishing oils}. But if you have dry skin, it is a wonderful product all year round.

Pros

  • – Product deliver what it claims
  • – Formulated with raw, natural and organic ingredients
  • – Has a pleasant aroma that’s not too overpowering or medicinal like most organic products have
  • – Formulated with over 98 per cent natural and raw ingredients
  • – Can be doubled up as a night cream
  • – Vegan

Cons

  • – Comes in a jar instead of a pump, which I find a little unhygienic
  • – A little expensive at $60 for 50ml, but considering the product uses organic ingredients and no nasties, I’d pay the price in a heartbeat

COMPLETE LIST OF INGREDIENTS:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water**, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Water**, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Water**, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water**, Squalane**, Glycerin**, Isopropyl Palmitate**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Cetearyl Alcohol**, Bentonite*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate**, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Betaine*, Dicaprylyl Ether**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil*, Aqua**, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum**, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice**, Rosa Gallica Extract*, Rosa Damascena Oil*, Passiflora Incarnata Extract**, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate**, Sodium Phytate**, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate**, Cetyl Alcohol**, Vegetable Oil**, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherols**, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols**, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Sodium Lactate**, Carnosine**, Lactic Acid**, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum*, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol***, Geraniol***, Limonene***, Linalool***
*Certified Organic; **Natural Raw Materials; ***Components of Natural Essential Oils

For $62 (50 ml jar), shop here ecoupheld.com

 

Product 2 – Phenome Blossom Therapeutic Mask

I’m a face mask junkie. From buying organic masks directly from the market to whipping up my own concoctions at home, I try them all. When I got my hands on this organic and vegan face mask from Phenome, I was quite excited to try it.

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Phenome’s description of Blossom Therapeutic Mask

A unique, light gel mask formula with rose blossom, ideal for sensitive skin, skin with broken capillaries or prone to irritation. It provides optimum hydration, soothes and relaxes the skin, providing instant relief. Rich in specially selected natural extracts and ecological plant waters, the mask fortifies the blood vessels and reduces inflammation, redness and irritation. Your skin regains its natural glow, freshness and vitality.

What is it? Face Mask Gel for soothing and relaxing irritated skin

Rose blossom is one of the key ingredients of the product that soothes and relaxes the skin {much needed in those harsh winter windy days}, and smells amazing. It has a light weight gel formula that feels a little stretchy for a few minutes but it rinses off easily leaving the skin feeling fresh and soft. You’re supposed to use it two or three times a week, but the lazy me has been skimping and I use it only once a week, but I could still notice a visible difference on my face. My skin looks healthier and those small acnes and breakouts I’d been having due to lot of travelling have gone away. And I noticed its regular use has given my skin a healthy glow (so I’ve been told).

Pros

  • – All organic and vegan ingredients
  • – Light gel formula that rinses off easily without drying the skin
  • – Gives a nice glow to your face on regular use
  • – Great for sensitive skin prone to inflammation and redness
  • – Pretty packaging with all info about the product in user-friendly style
  • – Vegan

Cons

  • – When you apply the mask, you may feel that it makes the skin stretchy but once you wash off the result is amazing.

COMPLETE LIST OF INGREDIENTS:
Rosa Centifolia Flower Water**, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water**, Glycerin**, Aqua**, Xanthan Gum**, Sodium Polyacrylate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice**, Sodium Hyaluronate**, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan)**, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Rosa Gallica Extract*, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Rosa Rugosa Flower**, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut Tree) Seed Extract**, Avena Sativa (Oats) Kernel Extract**, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract**, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract**, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract*, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract**, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract**, Caramel**, Octyldodecyl Myristate**, Parfum*, Malpighia Punicifolia Extract**, Panthenol, Rose Oil***, Rosa Damascena Oil*, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCI, Maltodextrin**, Silica**, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate**, Citronellol***, Geraniol***

*Certified Organic; **Natural Raw Materials; ***Components of Natural Essential Oils

For $72 (125 ml jar) shop here ecoupheld.com

Special thanks to the gorgeous and talented Sakshi Parikh for her pictures

Please note: While the products were offered to us by Pheomé on a complimentary basis, this in no way affects our editorial decision-making. Our review and opinion about the product is 100 percent unbiased.

(Author is editor-in-chief of Address Chic)

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